Kihnu Museum, like an anchor in preserving and introducing the cultural space of Kihnu, which has been entered in the UNESCO heritage list. Kihnu Museum´s main mission is to keep ancient Kihnu tradition alive and to provide a strong support to the preservation and strengthening of Kihnu´s cultural identity.
The museum was founded in the former schoolhouse of Sääreküla Village in 1974 and thoroughly renovated in 2009. You will find everything that concerns the everyday lives of people in the museum – tools, clothes, handicrafts, furniture. You will also find exhibitions that introduce famous Kihnu men, such as historian Theodor Saar, Captain Enn Uuetoa as Kihnu Jõnn and silversmith Peeter Rooslaid, and the works of Kihnu nativists.
The entire exhibition stretches back as far as 100 years. Along with regular articles in the exhibition (items of clothing, work tools, furniture, and so on) are visual and auditory aids to enhance the visitors experience. The exhibition was built on the basis of certain Kihnu themes. Local tour guides introduce the history, traditions, and interesting adventures of today.
One room of the museum is used for displaying different, temporary exhibitions regarding Kihnu or other themes. One can get a better understanding of Kihnu culture and traditions by taking place in some of the workshops. It is also possible to purchase local handicraft items from the museum shop.
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